Breaking news: if you haven’t heard already, it’s summertime. We’re talking endless hours in the open, holiday plans, sandy beaches and city walks in scorching 40 degrees heat.
What do all these activities have in common you might ask? Well, it’s fairly simple: they require a healthy dose of your favorite SPF.
Forget Gwyneth’s minimalistic approach – If you’re going to be out in the sun, you’ll need to apply at least a teaspoon’s worth of sunscreen per body-part (or you can stick to the Insta-famous two-finger rule) and most importantly you’ll have to reapply it every two hours. Yes, re-applying SPF it’s imperative, even if you’re a make-up wearer and you’ve just completed a Nikki Tutorials inspired glam, as it will help protect your skin from harmful UV and UVB rays consistently throughout the day.
I know what you’re thinking – how can I slather my face with white sticky goo over makeup without looking like an absolute mess? No worries, there are at least five foolproof methods to ensure high-level protection without messing up your mop.
1. Use sun care religiously as a part of your daily skincare routine. Starting with a solid, well blended SPF base will help you ensure a strong foundation of sunscreen before applying any makeup. After you’ve achieved an even layer underneath your foundation, you’ll be able to benefit from a double or even triple protection when you’re reapplying during the day. My personal ride or die? Paula’s Choice for easy application and the best ingredients.king endless hours in the open, holiday plans, sandy beaches and city walks in scorching 40 degrees heat.
2. Use a tinted SPF as your base. This way when you’re re-applying during the day, you’re basically touching up your makeup as well, and won’t have to worry about white lines and residues. The non-scented version of this SPF is one of the most loved by the beauty community – but I suggest trying the tinted fluid for added coverage and easy touch-ups.
3. Use a powder SPF – AND YES, they exist and they should have been a thing since the sun was invented. Freshen up your SPF situation by applying a mineral-base powder sunscreen on top of makeup. Added bonus? This will get rid of sweaty shine and add coverage as well.
4. Just spritz your face with some Spray SPF. Mist your favorite product liberally every hour or so to secure the right level of sun protection + enjoy the added benefits of freshened up makeup. This SPF 30 formula is 70% certified organic and great for sensitive skin.